• The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.

    John Maynard Keynes

Perspective


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  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • December 5, 2018
  • Chuck Osborne

The Last Presidential President

This week began with the sad news of the passing of President George H.W. Bush. Whenever a former U.S. President passes, it brings back memories from his time in office. When I think back to the first Bush presidency, the one thing I really miss is having a president who was actually presidential. He wasn’t…


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  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • November 15, 2018
  • Chuck Osborne

Great Minds

There is an old saying, “Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, and small minds discuss people.” It is often attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt, although there is no evidence that she ever said it. It is on a plaque in my house because it was one of my mother-in-law’s favorite sayings. I thought about…


  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • August 20, 2018
  • Chuck Osborne

“It’s Not My Fault”

There are no more plastic straws in our house. Have you joined the bandwagon? For those of you who have not heard, there has been a very rapid and very public backlash against the plastic straw. It started when a picture of a turtle with a straw stuck in its nose went viral on social…


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  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • August 2, 2018
  • Chuck Osborne

Fake News

Facebook has found what appears to be a Russian plot to interfere with the 2018 mid-term elections. This is the breaking news of the week. What has become obvious to most observers is that Russia is not trying to influence the results of elections as much as they are trying to further divide our already…


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  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • June 14, 2018
  • Chuck Osborne

Just Do the Right Thing

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”  – John Wooden One could live his whole life based on John Wooden quotes and do pretty well. This is one of my favorites. I suppose that is because I had an uncle who used to say…